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Furman Paladins Visit Tennessee Volunteers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Tennessee Volunteers try to run the Furman Paladins off the court at Thompson-Boling Arena in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tennessee Volunteers betting line as -15-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Furman Paladins vs Tennessee Volunteers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Furman Paladins will look to cover the spread vs the Tennessee Volunteers on Wednesday, as the Paladins are 4-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Volunteers are 4-3 ATS. Furman is 4-2 against the total, while Tennessee is 4-3 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 65-ranked Tennessee Volunteers and the No. 71-rated Furman Paladins in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee's No. 86-ranked scoring average of 78.67 PPG, against a Furman Paladins defense rated No. 116 and allowing 69.83 PPG. The Tennessee Volunteers FG% has averaged 44.22% to date this season, less than the Furman Paladins shooters have managed so far (45.72% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Furman got 24 points from Devin Sibley en route to a 90-84 victory over UNC Wilmington on Sunday at Trask Coliseum.

The Volunteers got 15 points from Grant Williams, but it was North Carolina that prevailed in a 78-73 final on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Furman is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Furman is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Furman's last 5 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tennessee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Furman at VMI, Saturday, December 30th
Tennessee at Wake Forest, Saturday, December 23rd